Bruno, the little, brown puppy wanted to play! He needed a friend.
“Come play with me!” said Bruno to the white cow.
“No! No! No!” replied the white cow, shaking her head. “I have work to do. I
have to give milk for Tinnu and Minnu. Milk for their family, too. Go away. I
have WORK to do! MOOOOOOOOO!”
The Puppy that wanted to Play [Illustrations by Shiju George] Bruno went to the brown cock....
The birds of the jungle had no king. It was a real embarrassment for them since everyone else in the jungle had kings.
A king is someone who heads the flock and decides every thing for them. All the birds decided they too needed a king. The called a meeting to resolve the problem.
But who will be the king?
The Mynah had an idea. “Let the bird who can fly the highest be made king of the air,” she said....
Oops, Oh and OK were pals.
One day, Oops got visitors – uncle Silly and cousin Funny.
Uncle Silly said, “What about some ice creams?”
Oops said “Oops!” Oh said “oh!” and uncle Silly thought they didn’t want ice cream.
He said. “We won’t go”.
Cousin Funny said “I’ll screammmmm!!!” so they all went for ice creams.
His name should be Punny not Funny, no?
Oops, Oh and OK dropped ice cream all over their shorts and T-shirts....
Did you hear the wind
As it brushed past the neem tree
The wind met an eagle ready to
What’s the matter?
Smile – at least
Said the wind to the eagle
I’ve hurt my wings, I can’t
That’s why I’m ready to
The Eagle’s Tale [Illustration by Shinod AP] Said the eagle to the wind
Is that all? What are we here for
Said the neem and the wind with a...
There was a large pond in the middle of a jungle. All kinds of animals came to drink water from it. A small turtle had been living by the pond for many years. And he had become good friends with two cranes who lived there too.
They used to play together, and tell each other stories. The cranes would fly to far away lands and when they returned to the pond, they would tell the turtle stories about all that they saw....
Buzz! buzz! buzz!
This is the song of the bee.
His legs are yellow;
A jolly, good fellow,
And yet a great worker is he.
In days that are sunny
He’s getting his honey,
In days that are cloudy
He’s making his wax:
On pinks and on lilies,
And gay daffodillies,
And columbine blossoms,
He levies a tax!
The Song of the Bee [Illustration by Aneesh Jaisinghani] Buzz! buzz! buzz!
The sweet-smelling clover,...
RED FLOWER: Hello friends. I am Red Flower. I live here in these fields. All the trees, animals, birds, clouds, winds and the sun are my friends. But my best friend is Sun. It is morning now and time for him to come.
SUN: Hello Red Flower. I bring a good morning to you. Did my sister Night give you any good dreams in your sleep?
RED FLOWER: Yes, more than you dear Sun....
A mama and a baby monkey
Lived high up on a mango tree
The mama was kind
But the baby’s mind..
Dear! Oh Dear!
Oh! Dear, Dear Me.
One bright sunny day
The baby monkey ran away.
The mama despaired
Scratched all her hair
Dear! Oh Dear!
Oh! Dear, Dear Me
The Naughty Baby Monkey [Illustration by Anup Singh] The mama searched the forest through
Everywhere for baby Babloo.
Near the forest edge,...
Chimpoo has a balloon. It is a BIG balloon! It is a BIG, RED balloon! It is a BIG, RED, ROUND balloon!
Chimpoo has a LITTLE dog. His name is Chutku. Chutku loves Chimpoo. Chutku loves to PLAY with Chimpoo.
There is a BIG, BLACK cat! Chutku does not like the cat! There is a TINY, GREY mouse. The BIG, BLACK cat does not like the TINY, GREY mouse!
Follow the Leader [Illustrations by Shiju George] Cat loves Chimpoo....
Once upon a jungle
In a land not far away
There was an awful bungle
In a den where lions lay.
There were two mighty
I’ve made a mistake there…
One was a mighty lioness,
Now, that’s being right and fair.
These two awesome beasties
Were parents fond and proud
Of a litter of loitering lion cubs
That called out clear and loud.
A Roaring Shame [Illustration by Paramita Kar] The lion cubs, they grew on,...
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